Housed in the former TWA Flight Center, the TWA Hotel is preparing to transport JFK travelers back to 1962. The Eero Saarinen-designed landmark has been closed since 2001 and has over the last few years been transformed into the centerpiece of a 512-room hotel. The heavily soundproofed '60s-inspired rooms are housed in two buildings that flank the original terminal, which has been restored back to its former glory, housing the lobby, the legendary Sunken Lounge, and the Jean-Georges Vongerichten-refreshed Paris Cafe. Other restaurants and bars are on site — including a retro cocktail lounge inside a decommissioned aircraft with TWA livery — as well as an outpost of Intelligentsia Coffee, a 50,000 square foot conference and event space, a 10,000 square foot public observation deck, a massive, state-of-the-art fitness center, and a museum that will highlight the Jet Age, Trans World Airlines, and Midcentury Modern design.
Photos: Max Touhey / TWA Hotel